Conference website at: https://lca2013.linux.org.au/wiki/Miniconfs/OpenProgramming
CFP open at: http://tinyurl.com/opm2013-cfp -- first acceptances issued after Monday 29 October 2012.
The Open Programming Miniconf, which has been a fixture at Linux.conf.au since 2010 has provided an opportunity for the large community of application developers at LCA to share their techniques and practices for development with Free and Open Source tools. It has also provided an excellent oppportunity for budding developers to gain experience in presenting at a friendly conference environment.
For each year of its existence it has been one of the largest miniconfs at LCA, successfully filling a gap between LCA's already strong representation in low-level (e.g. Kernel hacking) and end-user topics.
The Open Programming Miniconf will once again invite presentations on topics relating to the development of excellent Free and Open Source Software applications.
In the past, topics have included:
- Recent developments in Open Source programming languages ("State of the language"-type talks)
- Tools which support application development
- Coding applications with cool new libraries, languages and frameworks
- Demonstrations of the use of novel programming techniques.
We expect a similar range of presentations at our proposed 2013 miniconf. In particular, we invite presentations which focus on sharing techniques, best practices and values which are applicable to developers of all Open Source programming languages.
To give an opportunity to as many presenters as possible, the miniconf will invite presentations of 25-minute duration only. To encourage as many delegates as possible to share their ideas and experience, the miniconf will conclude with a lightning talks session.
Christopher is a developer, based in Hobart, Tasmania. He specialises in doing things with Python, which is why he has been employed for the past two years as an Android app developer. Since he likes it when developers share their experiences, he has run the Open Programming Miniconf at Linux.conf.au since 2010; in 2012 and 2013, he's leading up the organisation of PyCon Australia.
When he's not busy writing code or running conferences, Christopher can be found being overly pedantic about coffee, taking long artificially-lit walks along synthetic beaches, and watching other people drink beer. He enjoys presenting on Open Source development at Mobile development conferences, and presenting on Mobile development at Open Source conferences.